Sunday, October 21, 2007

the bain connection, part 1

The most recent family connection I have been researching is the familial connection to the Bain family, specifically the Harriet Bain my paternal great-grandmother Harriet Bain (Parker) Vickery was named for. The connection came to light when tracking my 2nd-great-grandmother Elizabeth Ann (or Ann Elizabeth) Johnson, wife of Capt. Hiram N. Parker, back through census records. She appeared in 1850, age 6, living in Bangor, Penobscot Co., Maine living with her parents, William and Catherine Johnson. Also appearing in the household was a Harriette Rounds, age 13.

1850 U.S. Federal Census Record for Harriette Rounds

SOURCE: 1850 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, City of Bangor, sheet 135, dwelling 1890, family 1945, Wm. Johnson household; digital image, ( accessed 21 Oct 2007); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 264.

I had previously determined that Catherine McIntosh was the daughter of James and Peggy (Patrick) McIntosh, b. 21 Mar 1808, married 1st Ephraim Rounds on 14 Jul 1835 and married 2nd William Johnson of Bangor (SOURCE: Hugh D. McLellan, History of Gorham, Me. (Portland, Maine: Smith & Sale, Printers, 1903), 656). Therefore, my hypothesis was that Harriette was a daughter from the first marriage, and therefore a half-sister to Elizabeth Ann Johnson.
A search of the 1860 census revealed no Harriette Rounds. Perhaps she was married prior to that census. A search of marriage records at uncovered an interesting record of a marriage of a Harriet H. Rounds to a James Bain on 19 Jul 1858 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. Could this be the same Harriett .. and be the connection to the Bain name for my great-grandmother?

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